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Our Fleet Test Drive: Seat Leon

Date: 23 May 2014   |   Author: Jack Carfrae

Mileage 8342
P11D price £18,615
Our average consumption 49.9mpg
Official combined consumption 74.3mpg
Forecast CPM 40.6p

I've had a couple of weeks away from the Leon, most of which I spent behind the wheel of city cars and superminis, the Hyundai i10 and the Nissan Micra to name a couple.

 One thing that struck me when I returned to my usual set of wheels was how quickly your perception of space and practicality changes when you spend a bit of time elsewhere. 

I wouldn't say that either of the two cars I mentioned is small for what they are, and the same applies to most compact models on the market today.

However, a couple of weeks of buzzing around in city cars and superminis was more than enough to make me forget how large the Leon actually is inside.

Yeah, bigger cars exist in the lower medium sector, and the 380-litre boot is good but about the going rate for models in this class. But, since the previous generation arrived, the Seat has always been a useful shape. It's quite tall - a bit of a van from the back - and it's dead easy to drop the rear seats and load it up, without fear of bits of trim or bodywork getting in the way.

I thought the same about the old Leon too, as I once loaded one up to the gunnels for a trip to Jersey. It's a useful gene that Seat has kept in the family. 



  • Shape, size and space
  • Could do with a sixth gear